Paintless dent repair is a non-invasive form of body repair that revolves around pushing or pulling dents to restore the surface of your car to its original state. It may sound barbaric to force the metal back into shape, but it’s proven to yield safer results than many traditional body shop methods. As a matter of fact, this is the same repair process Natallio Balderamma brought over from Italy when he first founded Dent Wizard in 1983.
What’s stopping me from simply taking a hammer to my own car?
‘Do it Yourself’ is a one way street to complete catastrophe. We’ve seen far too many DIY disasters at our Harrisburg paintless dent repair shop to confidently suggest that you fix your own damage. However, if you happen to be skilled in body repair then there is nothing stopping you. Just remember that quick repairs and affordable rates are just a phone call away. So what makes our service different from simply pushing the dent out yourself?
What equipment does our Harrisburg paintless dent repair crew use?
Our technicians use specialized tools and equipment to get the job done. Most of our supplies look a lot like solid metal hammers and nails, but they have a very different use. With a hammer, you want to drive the nail into whatever material you are striking; our tools are specifically designed to avoid that. Instead, we use specially crafted tips with varying sharpness and material to bend the metal panels back into place. The last thing we want is a chip or a scratch on your flawless paint job.
PDR techs have a variety of other tools at their disposal. Some of the most common are glue tabs and slide hammers. Glue tabs are used to pull out dents rather than push them. We have several different mixtures that we use depending on the paint, metal, and even factors like the temperature outside. Slide hammers are used to gain access to otherwise unreachable dents. Say you have a nasty door ding; we can simply insert one of our slide hammers into the window slit to access the backside of the dent and push it back into place.
Even if you look up professional methods, DIY is not the professional way to handle dents and dings. There are many alternative tools and methods that can easily be obtained or researched, but for the most part they are only shoddy replacements for the real deal. If you need quality repairs, fast results, and honest rates, then our Harrisburg paintless dent repair crew is the choice for you.
Why Should Brandon Body Shops Know Paintless Dent Repair?
They Can’t Replace Technicians
Mastering paintless dent repair takes years of practice on real body panels. Unsurprisingly, body shops aren’t always willing to hand these out to amateurs. While you can use sheet metal there’s no replacement for the real deal. Therefore true drive, talent, and education will always win over.
It Saves Room for the Big Jobs
Body shops have to work in the confines of a bay or warehouse so they’re pretty limited in space. If they need to use that space to fix a minor dent they could potentially lose out on a much bigger sale. Dent repair techs, however, are not restricted by space and can work from anywhere.
PDR is Much Faster and More Affordable
Paintless dent repair is and always will be far faster than conventional repair methods. Because Brandon body shops tend to prefer higher paying jobs they will often use traditional methods on a simple ding. This usually involves sanding, priming, and painting which is resource and labor intensive.
Why Don’t They Already Know it?
Paintless dent repair isn’t easy to learn and it takes even more commitment to master. The steep learning curve involves some training, theory, and the willingness to adapt to a totally different mindset. Much of paintless dent repair revolves around a central feeling rather than an exact science.
Where to Learn it
Many aspiring PDR techs get stunted because they don’t know where to start. But learning PDR is easier now than it has ever been. The best way to start would be through a training course that’s somewhere between 2 and 5 weeks. Anything shorter than 2 weeks isn’t really worth your time or money.
Understanding the Tools
Access to the proper tools is essential to paintless dent repair. You can have all of the patience, skill, and training you want, but without a high quality set of tools you’re setting yourself up for failure. To further exasperate this issue good PDR tools are not cheap. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a Brandon body shop with a dusty old set of starter equipment.
Retain Vehicle Value – Most drivers are drawn to PDR because it can repair dents without harming your vehicle’s value.
Save Money – Since PDR can be done with only one technician and his/her tools, it’s far more cost effective than body shops.
Save Time – PDR takes only a fraction of the time body shops do depending on the number of dents and their severity.
Eco Friendly – PDR doesn’t use any toxic chemicals so there is no air pollution or runoff. You can sleep well knowing Brandon is healthy and safe 🙂
Great for Collectors – Antique collectors don’t need to worry about losing any vintage value because PDR is non-invasive.
Eligible for Insurance – Most Brandon insurance companies are familiar with PDR. They will often cover the costs due to its affordability.
Near Perfect Results – Unlike body shops, PDR has an incredibly high success rate. 99% of dents can be repaired with no sign of them existing in the first place.
The Paintless Dent Repair Process
Everyone’s paintless dent repair process is similar, but we all add our own unique spin to it. Here at Sioux Falls Dent Repair we start with a free quote. You can redeem yours by filling out this form on our contact page. Then, we plan our approach. Sometimes a dent can be a little tricky to reach so we need to be careful. Mistakes could result in further damage or more work. Finally, we put our skills to the test. With our custom PDR tools we push and pull the dent back into place so your finish is nice and even just like before.
Your Brandon Dent Repair Solution
If you are looking for a fast and affordable Brandon dent repair company then look no further than Sioux Falls Dent Repair! We’ve had more than 10 years to perfect our skills in PDR so you are always receiving the best repairs possible. Nothing will stop us from making the streets of Brandon dent free. Call us today at 605-595-4061 to learn more about how paintless dent repair can help you!